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Ecological Communities
Plant Mediation in Indirect Interaction Webs

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Takayuki Ohgushi, Timothy P. Craig, Peter W. Price, Robert F. Denno, Ian Kaplan, Susan E. Hartley, Kathy A. Bass, Scott N. Johnson, Judith L. Bronstein, Travis E. Huxman, Goggy Davidowitz, Jóse M. Gómez, Adela Gonzáles-Megías, Alan C. Gange, Katja Poveda, Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Stefan Scheu, Teja Tscharntke, Enrique J. Chaneton, Marina Omacini, Maurice W. Sabelis, Junji Takabayashi, Arne Janssen, Merijn Kant, Michiel van Wijk, Beata Sznajder, Nayanie Aratchige, Izabela Lesna, Belen Belliure, Robert C. Schuurink, Robert J. Marquis, John T. Lill, Gina M. Wimp, Thomas G. Whitham, Joseph K. Bailey, David M. Althoff
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  • Date Published: January 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521850391

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  • To gain a more complete understanding of plant-based ecological community structure requires knowledge of the integration of direct and indirect effects in plant herbivore systems. Trait modification of plants as a result of herbivory is very common and widespread in terrestrial plants, and this initiates indirect interactions between organisms that utilise the same host plant. This book argues that food webs by themselves are inadequate models for understanding ecological communities, because they ignore important indirect, nontrophic links. This subject is of great importance in understanding not only community organisation but also in identifying the underlying mechanisms of maintenance of biodiversity in nature. This book will be an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students interested in community and population ecology, evolutionary biology, biodiversity, botany and entomology.

    • Provides an updated view of nontrophic plant-herbivore interactions
    • Uses 'Indirect Interaction Webs' to evaluate the functioning of ecological communities
    • Details how community structure on terrestrial plants is shaped by plant traits in response to the actions of herbivores
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    Review of the hardback: 'This book is a must in any ecology library and reminds us that ecological systems dynamics are much more than just direct trophic interactions. Indirect interaction webs are to be taken into serious consideration if we wish to understand biotic interactions in terrestrial systems.' Basic and Applied Ecology

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    • Date Published: January 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521850391
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.06kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Indirect interaction webs: an introduction Takayuki Ohgushi, Timothy P. Craig and Peter W. Price
    Part II. Interaction Linkages Produced by Plant-mediated Indirect Effects:
    2. Plant-mediated interactions in herbivorous insects: mechanisms, symmetry, and challenging the paradigms of competition past Robert F. Denno and Ian Kaplan
    3. Going with the flow: plant vascular systems mediate indirect interactions between plants, insect herbivores and hemi-parasitic plants Susan E. Hartley, Kathy A. Bass and Scott N. Johnson
    4. Plant-mediated effects linking herbivory and pollination Judith L. Bronstein, Travis E. Huxman and Goggy Davidowitz
    5. Trait-mediated indirect interactions, density-mediated indirect interactions and direct interactions between mammalian and insect herbivores Jóse M. Gómez and Adela Gonzáles-Megías
    6. Insect-mycorrhizal interactions: patterns, processes and consequences Alan C. Gange
    Part III. Plant-mediated Indirect Effects in Multitrophic Systems:
    7. Plant-mediated interactions between below- and aboveground processes: decomposition, herbivory, parasitism and pollination Katja Poveda, Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Stefan Scheu and Teja Tscharntke
    8. Bottom-up cascades induced by fungal endophytes in multitrophic systems Enrique J. Chaneton and Marina Omacini
    9. Ecology meets plant physiology: herbivore-induced plant responses and their indirect effects on arthropod communities Maurice W. Sabelis, Junji Takabayashi, Arne Janssen, Merijn Kant, Michiel van Wijk, Beata Sznajder, Nayanie Aratchige, Izabela Lesna, Belen Belliure and Robert C. Schuurink
    Part IV. Plant-mediated Indirect Effects on Communities and Biodiversity:
    10. Nontrophic, indirect interaction webs of herbivorous insects Takayuki Ohgushi
    11. Effects of arthropods as physical ecosystem engineers on plant-based trophic interaction webs Robert J. Marquis and John T. Lill
    12. Host plants mediated ant-aphid mutualisms and their effects on community structure and diversity Gina M. Wimp and Thomas G. Whitham
    13. Biodiversity is related to indirect interactions among species of large effect Joseph K. Bailey and Thomas G. Whitham
    Part V. Evolutionary Consequences of Plant-mediated Indirect Effects:
    14. Evolution of plant-mediated interactions among natural enemies Timothy P. Craig
    15. Linking ecological and evolutionary change in multitrophic interactions: assessing the evolutionary consequences of herbivore-induced changes in plant traits David M. Althoff
    Part VI. Synthesis:
    16. Indirect interaction webs propagated by herbivore-induced changes in plant traits Takayuki Ohgushi, Timothy P. Craig and Peter W. Price.

  • Editors

    Takayuki Ohgushi, Kyoto University, Japan

    Timothy P. Craig, University of Minnesota, Duluth

    Peter W. Price, Northern Arizona University

    Contributors

    Takayuki Ohgushi, Timothy P. Craig, Peter W. Price, Robert F. Denno, Ian Kaplan, Susan E. Hartley, Kathy A. Bass, Scott N. Johnson, Judith L. Bronstein, Travis E. Huxman, Goggy Davidowitz, Jóse M. Gómez, Adela Gonzáles-Megías, Alan C. Gange, Katja Poveda, Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Stefan Scheu, Teja Tscharntke, Enrique J. Chaneton, Marina Omacini, Maurice W. Sabelis, Junji Takabayashi, Arne Janssen, Merijn Kant, Michiel van Wijk, Beata Sznajder, Nayanie Aratchige, Izabela Lesna, Belen Belliure, Robert C. Schuurink, Robert J. Marquis, John T. Lill, Gina M. Wimp, Thomas G. Whitham, Joseph K. Bailey, David M. Althoff

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